Study guide questions for Immanuel Kants Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals First
What does Kant mean when he says that there is nothing that is good without qualification, except a good will? How
does he argue in support of this claim?
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
1. How does moral virtue arise in human beings as described in Book 1?
Aristotle said we are not born with virtue, however with the ability to receive virtue and the habit we develop also is part of the
Letter from a Birmingham Jail (King) Study Questions:
Why does King say it is particularly important that he practice his activism in Birmingham?
King said it was one of the most segregated places in America so he wanted to go somewhere that he had tie
Why does Douglass disavow any desire for fame in his opening letter? What is he really after in writing works such as this?
It is easier for him to write about the slavery and his experiences so when it comes down to it we can choose to hel
Utility is the standard according to which actions are judged in utilitarian moral
philosophy. What is utility according to Mills view, and how has it been
misunderstood by critics of utilitarianism?
Utility is the idea that the action has a useful res
I agree with the above statement.
I decided to do research on the recent issues of those from Syria. In Syria there are people who
are being murdered for their possessions. They are being forced to live within a culture that they
must either fight to surv
When it comes to Islam and western ethics you have to take in many different accounts of
things. In Islam they are taught be respectful and caring for others. When we look at Islam today
we often look past that and only look at the small percentage of peo
I. How does Singer define absolute poverty and relative poverty in the text? Explain this
distinction in your own words.
Absolute poverty are those who live in third world countries such as Uganda. These people are
struggling to survive and trying to make
Study Guide Questions BBC Religions: Islam Website
Use the Islam at a Glance tab, and Pillars of Islam link to investigate the Five Pillars of Islam. Describe the Salat.
What, if any, aspects of Muslim prayer rituals relate to or resonate with your own
Briefly recount the child-in-a-pond situation. Explain in your own words how Singer uses this hypothetical to argue,
ultimately, that we ought to prevent some absolute poverty.
If we see someone drowning in a pond it doesnt have to mean they are litera
June 1, 2016
Write About Utilitarianism
I honestly believe that the person should go and fight in the war based on the fact the
government has called upon him to serve. He is being engaged in a war conflict where
To be honest I wouldnt think twice about running into my home if my child was inside
screaming for help. If it were your child and you had to think about going in then you are at fault
for having children. I dont think it goes against the moral law based
Study guide questions for John Stuart Mills Utilitarianism Chapter I
What is the summum bonum, and why is it important for utilitarian moral theory?
Summon Bonum is the highest good you can achieve. It is the ultimate goal where values and priorities a
Study guide questions for Immanuel Kants Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
On the first page of the second section, Kant notes the fact that I can never be sure if my
intention the determining cause of my will was my sense of duty
Aristotle's Notion of Virtue
Aristotle believes virtue is being able to learn from reasoning and instruction from
someone. The Person has to be able to communicate with everyone that they are respectable and
worthy to be around them. When a person has the
Study guide questions for David Jones Teaching/Learning Through Confucius: Navigating Our Way
through the Analects
Pick one of the sayings of Confucius mentioned by Jones in his article. Explain what you think
2. Is achievable in relationship
Please answer the following questions in a couple of brief paragraphs:
I discussed the following sentence in my video introduction to this module: Everyone must admit that if a law is to be morally
valid, i.e., is to be valid as a ground of obligation, th
Roger T. Ames
Rites as Rights: The Confucian Alternative
What is li? Why is it such an important concept in Confucianism?
Li is observing ritual property. Li is important because it takes historical ideas and connects it to a tradition. It helps a
Use the Islamonline readings to explain briefly, in your own words, what problems
associated with Middle Eastern and Arab culture prior to Islam that Islam sought to solve.
Islam solved a lot of problems for people who were seeking guidance and direction.
Descartes Third Meditation
Descartes starts the third meditation by reminding us that he is a thinking thing and therefore he
exists. He also says that he is ignorant to many things and is capable of imagining and sensing. Those
things are al